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The journey back from the jungle was lengthy. The boat journey was okay, the rest was tiresome. We made it back to Quito by nearly 10pm, checked into our hostel, and fell asleep.
The hostel was popular but a bit rough around the edges. We have no idea why it was so expensive.
Next stop - Mindo!
... while so it's a nice little change to escape the usual backpacking style. We head out in search of the Mexican place but are having no luck at all as we walk up and down every street trying to retrace our steps from earlier today. After about half an hour of looking up and down each street, we just about give up before coming across the man in the gold outfit with his trumpet and smile and we found the place. So we grab a table and already knew what we wanted. ...
... included several other demonstrations and homes (huts) of the occupants that lived on this site in the early 1900's.
The next stop was at the older site, about 200 meters away. This was considered point 0,0',0" in the late 1700's. Before GPS, this was a pretty good achievement, but the ancient Incas were only off by 14 km centuries ago!
We then drove the twenty kilometres back to our hotel. ...
I particularly loved seeing the artefacts from 6,000 BC and the models of the early cultures going back thousands of years. They did seem to have things going quite well following the Incas bringing in their culture and it seemed a shame to have the Spanish come in and stuff things up by overlaying all that stuffy European culture and Christianity!
Pics of the outside and the nearby (another) major park.
By then the rain ...
... cooking and taking orders – not a word of English. We try to communicate, for a few minutes, but it is all laughter to near tears. The customers are laughing, Momma is laughing and finally Momma calls her 12 year old daughter. It becomes even more funny. The youth is looking at this bald, wrinkled, tall, scrawny old man who might as well be from another planet and trying not to burst into laughter as he offers her his few words of Spanish. Meanwhile Momma is holding ...